Central defender Vegard Forren joins Southampton from Molde

Vegard Forren

Vegard Forren

First published in Sport

SAINTS have confirmed the signing of Molde defender Vegard Forren.

The 24-year-old has put pen to paper on a three-and-a-half year deal with the club, in what is believed to be a £4m deal.

Liverpool were also interested in the centre-half, but felt they could not compete with what Saints had offered for the Norwegian.

Although much of the work had been done while Nigel Adkins was manager, Forren has ben unveiled as the first signing of the Pochettino era.

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4:58pm Fri 18 Jan 13

Amil Keyway says...

Some good news (1st comment)
Some good news (1st comment) Amil Keyway
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5:02pm Fri 18 Jan 13

mbetts says...

Welcome to the asylum :-)
Welcome to the asylum :-) mbetts
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5:07pm Fri 18 Jan 13

tomw1234 says...

Great news. Welcome to Southampton. I hope the atmosphere on Monday is welcoming but I have my doubts.
Great news. Welcome to Southampton. I hope the atmosphere on Monday is welcoming but I have my doubts. tomw1234
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5:13pm Fri 18 Jan 13

Norwegian Saint says...

Voted the best in the Norwegian league last year, some great news to go with the bad.

Do you think Nigel knew he was going a few weeks ago? I am surprised this new chap was being lined up.

Well if we do get relegated NC will have a lot of explaining to do... So it's a huge gamble by him. A man with an average (at best) record... Unless... Maybe... He is an interim manager for José Mourinio???!!!
Voted the best in the Norwegian league last year, some great news to go with the bad. Do you think Nigel knew he was going a few weeks ago? I am surprised this new chap was being lined up. Well if we do get relegated NC will have a lot of explaining to do... So it's a huge gamble by him. A man with an average (at best) record... Unless... Maybe... He is an interim manager for José Mourinio???!!! Norwegian Saint
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5:21pm Fri 18 Jan 13

tomw1234 says...

Norwegian Saint wrote:
Voted the best in the Norwegian league last year, some great news to go with the bad.

Do you think Nigel knew he was going a few weeks ago? I am surprised this new chap was being lined up.

Well if we do get relegated NC will have a lot of explaining to do... So it's a huge gamble by him. A man with an average (at best) record... Unless... Maybe... He is an interim manager for José Mourinio???!!!
Pochettino said today that he has been researching the Saints team for weeks. NC has been looking for a successor to Adkins for a while now.
[quote][p][bold]Norwegian Saint[/bold] wrote: Voted the best in the Norwegian league last year, some great news to go with the bad. Do you think Nigel knew he was going a few weeks ago? I am surprised this new chap was being lined up. Well if we do get relegated NC will have a lot of explaining to do... So it's a huge gamble by him. A man with an average (at best) record... Unless... Maybe... He is an interim manager for José Mourinio???!!![/p][/quote]Pochettino said today that he has been researching the Saints team for weeks. NC has been looking for a successor to Adkins for a while now. tomw1234
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6:09pm Fri 18 Jan 13

legod7 says...

tomw1234 wrote:
Norwegian Saint wrote:
Voted the best in the Norwegian league last year, some great news to go with the bad.

Do you think Nigel knew he was going a few weeks ago? I am surprised this new chap was being lined up.

Well if we do get relegated NC will have a lot of explaining to do... So it's a huge gamble by him. A man with an average (at best) record... Unless... Maybe... He is an interim manager for José Mourinio???!!!
Pochettino said today that he has been researching the Saints team for weeks. NC has been looking for a successor to Adkins for a while now.
This was on the cards long before the Villa & Chelsea games.That is why he was appointed straight away
[quote][p][bold]tomw1234[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Norwegian Saint[/bold] wrote: Voted the best in the Norwegian league last year, some great news to go with the bad. Do you think Nigel knew he was going a few weeks ago? I am surprised this new chap was being lined up. Well if we do get relegated NC will have a lot of explaining to do... So it's a huge gamble by him. A man with an average (at best) record... Unless... Maybe... He is an interim manager for José Mourinio???!!![/p][/quote]Pochettino said today that he has been researching the Saints team for weeks. NC has been looking for a successor to Adkins for a while now.[/p][/quote]This was on the cards long before the Villa & Chelsea games.That is why he was appointed straight away legod7
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7:04pm Fri 18 Jan 13

philiprhampton says...

Make Nigel a freeman of the City as a BIG THANKYOU
Make Nigel a freeman of the City as a BIG THANKYOU philiprhampton
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7:25pm Fri 18 Jan 13

batesieboy says...

What a shame this great news is "buried" and has been met with virtual silence.
What a shame this great news is "buried" and has been met with virtual silence. batesieboy
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7:51pm Fri 18 Jan 13

legh_langston says...

Northern europeans have always been good for Saints. Niemi, Svenson &
Svenson, Lundekvam Pahars....
Obviously easy for an Argentinean to communicate with them
Northern europeans have always been good for Saints. Niemi, Svenson & Svenson, Lundekvam Pahars.... Obviously easy for an Argentinean to communicate with them legh_langston
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7:56pm Fri 18 Jan 13

lowe hater, cornwall says...

Another player brought in by Cortese , another in experienced player that will struggle to find his feet, a new manager who quite frankly has little experience and got the push from his last job for poor results hopefully Cortese will get the message on Monday which should quite simply say resign from our club as you clearly don't know how to run a football club with our history !!!! Gutted for Nigel
Another player brought in by Cortese , another in experienced player that will struggle to find his feet, a new manager who quite frankly has little experience and got the push from his last job for poor results hopefully Cortese will get the message on Monday which should quite simply say resign from our club as you clearly don't know how to run a football club with our history !!!! Gutted for Nigel lowe hater, cornwall
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9:26pm Fri 18 Jan 13

lowe hater, cornwall says...

Another player brought in by Cortese , another in experienced player that will struggle to find his feet, a new manager who quite frankly has little experience and got the push from his last job for poor results hopefully Cortese will get the message on Monday which should quite simply say resign from our club as you clearly don't know how to run a football club with our history !!!! Gutted for Nigel
Another player brought in by Cortese , another in experienced player that will struggle to find his feet, a new manager who quite frankly has little experience and got the push from his last job for poor results hopefully Cortese will get the message on Monday which should quite simply say resign from our club as you clearly don't know how to run a football club with our history !!!! Gutted for Nigel lowe hater, cornwall
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10:09pm Fri 18 Jan 13

tomw1234 says...

lowe hater, cornwall wrote:
Another player brought in by Cortese , another in experienced player that will struggle to find his feet, a new manager who quite frankly has little experience and got the push from his last job for poor results hopefully Cortese will get the message on Monday which should quite simply say resign from our club as you clearly don't know how to run a football club with our history !!!! Gutted for Nigel
He looks a good buy to me. Everton and Fulham were both looking at him, he turned down Club Brugge, and Liverpool wanted him for a weeks trial. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer even said he was good enough for Man U! I believe Cortese has actually done well with this signing and we were in desperate need of a good CB. We all have to move on from Nigel. I loved the man along with most Saints fans but what's done is done. He's not coming back. We have to support our team on Monday night and we have to support the new manager. He is actually highly regarded in Spain. He had a job offer from Valencia but declined it. When he was managing Espanyol he had no resources and the board kept selling his best players! He did brilliantly in his first two seasons. He at least deserves a chance.
[quote][p][bold]lowe hater, cornwall[/bold] wrote: Another player brought in by Cortese , another in experienced player that will struggle to find his feet, a new manager who quite frankly has little experience and got the push from his last job for poor results hopefully Cortese will get the message on Monday which should quite simply say resign from our club as you clearly don't know how to run a football club with our history !!!! Gutted for Nigel[/p][/quote]He looks a good buy to me. Everton and Fulham were both looking at him, he turned down Club Brugge, and Liverpool wanted him for a weeks trial. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer even said he was good enough for Man U! I believe Cortese has actually done well with this signing and we were in desperate need of a good CB. We all have to move on from Nigel. I loved the man along with most Saints fans but what's done is done. He's not coming back. We have to support our team on Monday night and we have to support the new manager. He is actually highly regarded in Spain. He had a job offer from Valencia but declined it. When he was managing Espanyol he had no resources and the board kept selling his best players! He did brilliantly in his first two seasons. He at least deserves a chance. tomw1234
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